If you’re looking for a different travel destination that is unlike the usual ones of Paris, London, Berlin or New York that get so many visitors each year that trips to these destinations can be disappointing experiences filled with crowded tourist sites, overpriced hotels, and bad restaurants, then look at the infographic by LoveHomeSwap.
The website has compiled a list of the top 50 up-and-coming countries to watch, based on data from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). They compared growth figures for each country by looking at the annual growth per year figures for travel and tourism’s direct contribution to the country’s GDP between 2014 and 2024.
Dominated by African countries, with Namibia taking the number one spot, there are sixteen more in the list including Zambia (#3), Angola (#4), and Cameroon (#16).
Several Asian countries also made the list, including China (#5), Burma (#7), Cambodia (#8), and Thailand (#9).
See the infographic below for the full list.